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Jamaican Ennis-London wants to go 12.30 in Beijing

1 July 2008

Delloreen Ennis-London, a bronze medallist in the women’s 100m Hurdles at last year's World Athletics Championships in Osaka, Japan says she wants to run her fastest time-ever this summer.

With the Beijing Olympic Games slated for August, Ennis-London, who finished second to Brigitte Foster-Hylton at the Jamaica track and field Olympic trials on Sunday, said she is in shape for Beijing.

"This year the goal is to run 12.30 and I know I'm in that kind of shape," said Ennis-London. "I just have to put my race together.

"Come Beijing you are going to see a different Delloreen Ennis-London. I am going to bring home that gold no matter what."

The 33-year-old said was hoping to run a fast hurdles race at the Jamaica nationals with her fans cheering her on.

However, she was unable to match her year's best of 12.54, after running 12.57, the veteran hurdler said she already knows how to fix her mid-race problem.

"My last three hurdles weren't as aggressive as I normally do but I'm thankful that I'm going to Beijing," she said. "I wanted to put on a better show for my fans, but I hope you guys understand tonight (Sunday)."

The last time a female runner went below 12.40 was some four years ago when American Joanna Hayes ran 12.37-secs to win the Olympic title in Athens, Greece.

Commonwealth Games champion Foster-Hylton won the women's 100 hurdles in a seasonal best of 12.50 seconds.

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